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Governor visits Malden after wildfire

 

Last updated 9/17/2020 at 11:27am

Roger Harnack

Cleanup started Monday at a Pine City grain elevator that burned down in the Babb Fire.

MALDEN – Don't call them wildfires. Call them "climate fires."

That was the message Gov. Jay Inslee gave reporters during a brief appearance about noon today, Thursday, Sept. 10, in one of two cities nearly wiped out by the Babbs Fire.

That press conference followed a presentation he made to town residents and leaders only minutes before, a presentation in which he requested all media be excluded from.

Inslee arrived in a black SUV via Pine City-Malden Road, passing numerous "Culp for Governor" and "Trump" signs, both political opponents of the governor.

He also passed a still smoldering...



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